Creator: Nicholas Lawrence
MSRP: $ 35
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour
Type of effect: floating pen cap
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Distance is a fast attention grabber with nothing but a pen that sits in your pocket. Not only it is visually engaging, everyone walks out with a new skill they can share with their friends and talk about YOU!
Ever since the visual concept was proposed by Nicholas Lawrence in early 2014, it took over one year for the entire SansMinds Creative Lab crew to develop the handling and perfect the effect with countless real world performances. Distance, is finally here.
At any time you pull out the pen from your pocket. Take the cap off and rub it against your sleeve to magnetize it. The cap then visually jumps from your fingertips back to the pen at an inch away. This is a fun trick that never fails to earn audience interest to learn. You show them how it's done by squeezing the tip of the pen cap. When your spectators do it, they can do it from an inch or two away. But when YOU do it, the cap flies all the way across your chest to join the pen. The plot is believable and the visual is insanely unbelievable. Your spectator could even hold the pen while the pen flies all the way to cap itself. It's an amazing visual.
Distance is a fast and interactive effect. Whether if you are a miracle worker, sales person, event host, or public speaker, this will help you break the ice and engage people at an instant. it takes no pocket space, once set up it's self-contained and will always be ready to amaze in your pocket. Distance can also be performed with borrowed sharpie and various markers.
Comes with a set of custom made pen and everything you need to perform Distance.
TV rights NOT included with purchase. All TV rights reserved and available directly from SansMinds Magic only.
How accurate is the ad copy? It does come with everything you need to perform the effect, but not everything you need to build it. Yes, that's right, like most SansMinds effects, you are supplied with the pen and the "secret" but you will still need the tools, time and patience to put this together.
What's in the box? 2 normal unrigged ink Pens and an hour long DVD - also included is a special utility that is needed to execute the illusion that something is floating invisibly.
How are the production values: shot in HD, good locations and camera angles, everything you'd expect from a quality product at SansMinds
Is it well made: You get to build it yourself.
Is it well taught: Yes, Herman guides you through construction, care and performance.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Yes, only the pen is visible. Magicians who are already comfortable with working with an ITR will have a similar experience with this utility.
Does it "play big?" Anytime you can make an object float or fly will create very strong reactions and promote the believability of actual magic.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Certainly angles and lighting will always play a factor when performing effects like this. The hook-up is not uncomfortable, or hindering but will need to be done in advance, this is not impromptu.
Overall score: 9/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGxQQNlEWc